The House of Commons Library has published a briefing for the 18 July 2018 debate; ‘The Future Relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union’.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) have produced a resource to help tackle prejudice-based bullying in schools. (June 2018).
The United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights has invited submissions on issues related to poverty and human rights in the UK. The deadline for submissions is 14 September 2018.
A July 2018 House of Commons publication compiles a reading list of briefings on Brexit since the EU Referendum on 23 June 2016.
‘We need to think about prevention not only cure. A human rights approach offers a helping hand; fresh-thinking, a framework for action, and one which places human dignity at the centre of services.’
This message is from Stephen Bowen, Director of The British Institute for Human Rights (BIHR) as they publish a factsheet on human rights and health and social care to mark the 70th year of the NHS and UDHR.
The employment rate of people of working age (16-64) with disabilities is 50.7%, compared to 81.1% for people without disabilities.
This is according to a June 2018 House of Commons briefing paper which gives the key statistics on disabled people in employment between January – March 2018.
‘My vision is for a city where everyone can reach their full potential, and I am confident we can make real progress in the years ahead’.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has set out his vision for an inclusive London in his May 2018 strategy (pdf).
The Government claims the policies are needed to deter illegal immigration. However, the Opposition believes it has had a negative impact on individuals’ lives, including those with a right to live in the UK.
This is according to a June 2018 House of Lords briefing paper on the ‘Hostile Environment’ policy.
Continued lack of action from the UK Government on the UN Committee’s recommendations undermines its position as a global leader on disability rights.
This is one of the concerns expressed by the UK Independent Mechanism (UKIM) in their June 2018 briefing on the Government’s response to the UN Convention on the Rights of Disabled People.